Demolish Delhi's Jama Masjid because it has been constructed on the remains of a Hindu temple, said BJP parliamentarian Sakshi Maharaj as he came up with a new shocker in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. The polarising statement by the BJP MP came while he was addressing a public rally in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao on Thursday.
“The first statement I made in Mathura after entering politics was - Let Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi be and demolish Delhi's Jama Masjid. If you don't find Hindu idols beneath its staircase, you are welcome to hang me,” he said.
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The Mughals had demolished temples across India and constructed over 3,000 mosques in their place, Sakshi Maharaj claimed.
"They did this to crush the spirit of Hindus," he said.
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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and several right-wing leaders have sought a government ordinance for early construction of the Ram temple at the disputed site of Ayodhya.
In a recent development, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has planned to organise three rallies in Ayodhya, Nagpur and Bengaluru on November 25, a move seen by many as an effort to mount pressure on the government for bringing a law to construct a grand Ram Temple.
Hundreds and thousands of VHP supporters are likely to attend the 'Dharam Sabha' on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will visit the holy city a day before the VHP event to pay obeisance to Ram Lalla.